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5 Mistakes to Avoid While Hiring a Caregiver

5 Mistakes to Avoid While Hiring a Caregiver

No matter how much you love your parent, you can’t do it all. Whether your parent is experiencing symptoms of Alzheimer’s or simply struggles with day-to-day tasks, it can be difficult to care for them yourself. Hiring a caregiver is a great way to provide help for your loved one instead of becoming overwhelmed with the care yourself. If you are looking for someone to care for your parent, here are 5 common mistakes that you need to avoid.

The biggest mistake made when hiring a caregiver is putting it off. Many people wait too long to hire professional help for their parents. Studies suggest that hiring a caregiver early on improves the psychological well-being of patients as well as their family members.

Many people also fail to research the caregiver or agency. While the process of hiring a caregiver may seem difficult, it’s important to put in the work and do the research in order to find the right person. Before making any final decisions, ask for credentials, licenses, and prior experience when conducting interviews. This ensures that you end up with a qualified caregiver.

Also, don’t be caught focusing too much on one factor. It’s normal to worry about the cost, the skills, and the personality of each prospective caregiver. However, don’t let the concern for one of these elements outweigh the others. All three are important.

Many people also fail to consult other family members. Before deciding on a caregiver, it’s important to consult with others who may be involved in your parent’s life. Siblings, aunts, uncles, and grandchildren should all be kept informed and involved in the process. After all, they will also be interacting with the chosen individual.

Another big mistake is not staying involved. While you may be hiring a caregiver to help relieve the burden of your parent’s health, it’s important to stay involved. It’s important to ask your parent how they feel about their caregiver and pay close attention to the help they are receiving. This is the best way to ensure that your caregiver is trustworthy and that your parent is healthy and happy.

24 Hour Home Care understands just how important choosing the right caregiver is. For this reason, we have dedicated ourselves to placing the right caregivers and nurses with the right patients. Whether you need memory care services or basic help day-to-day, our experienced staff can find the right caregiver for you.

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Reviewer: Patricia
Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
Reviewer: Liliana D
Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
Reviewer: Tatyana
Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Highly recommend!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great, award-winning company!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great company! Highly recommend.
Reviewer: CAROL
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Reviewer: Laura
Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
Reviewer: Richard
Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
Reviewer: Raul
Raul 2020-05-28 via Google
Great place to work for!

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The success of our clients and company is entirely dependent on the quality of our caregivers. We make certain to find and provide our senior clients with the industry's best caretakers so that they have a positive in-home care experience. We submit all of our caregivers through nationwide background checks, assessment tests, and verify multiple references. All of our caregivers are required to be compassionate, reliable, experienced, and above all else, TRUSTWORTHY. We understand that you are entrusting your loved one's home and well-being with our company, and we take that very seriously.

24 Hour Home Care® is committed to improving the lives of our senior clients. By assisting seniors with their daily living activities, we are able to keep them at home where they are comfortable and allow them to thrive during this chapter of their lives. Not only do we strive to exceed customer satisfaction, but we strive to exceed employee satisfaction. We want all of our caregivers to be proud and happy to work for 24 Hour Home Care® so that they will provide the best senior home care possible!


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